Just popping in to show this cute and easy shirt I made for Gavin last weekend. (Wish I could stay and chat longer, but my report cards are due. It's that time of year!)
We had a Sing-a-Long birthday party for the twins on Sunday. They're going to be five on Thursday. FIVE! In my head, I still picture this all of the time, and count my innumerable blessings:
Thankfully, they fattened up pretty fast those first weeks in the NICU, and there's no end in sight. (For those new to this blog, you can read old posts dating back to the early days to get a glimpse of what life was like with preemie twins.)
Back to the shirt. Since it was a sing-a-long theme, and since a talented friend of mine was singing her original children's songs to entertain the kids, I wanted Gavin to have a cool shirt to go with the theme of the day.
I started with a cheap navy t-shirt from Old Navy and this free stencil from the Acire Adventures blog.
I photocopied the stencil to scale it down a little and traced it onto the flat (not shiny) side of good ol' freezer paper. Then I used an exacto knife to cut it out, placed it shiny-side down on the t-shirt, and ironed for about 30 seconds until the paper stuck to the shirt. Please excuse the iPhone photo. I was charging my Nikon battery!
Originally, I was just going to use light blue fabric paint to stencil the design, but I went with a bleach pen instead.
I waited about 10 minutes, and then peeled the paper off like a big sticker. To get the smaller, peskier parts of the stencil off, I had to use the tip of the exacto knife.
I immediately rinsed the bleach off of the shirt, and then washed it in cold water by itself. I always worry about "stray" bleach getting on other clothes.
I think my birthday boy looked adorable. And tall.
As always, thanks for reading!